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Executive Director

February 24, 2015

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Professional Profile – I excel in complex organizations with multiple programs, products, locations and

functions; extensive experience with leading a workforce of over 150 and managing a budget with revenues

of over $8.5 million. I have solid strategic planning expertise creating a vision, setting organizational

direction, and planning and executing a mission. I inspire others through a collegial and consultative style, a

commitment to consensus building, teamwork and reaping the benefits of diversity.

Leadership – Achieve success by empowering self-directed teams. Highly skilled in organizational design,

membership and turnaround initiatives, assembling strategic alliances, economic management, compliance

issues, accreditation, contract negotiations, cycle-time reduction and shareholder value analysis.

Consultant Mw Ew R Consulting, Florida Oct. 2013 - present

Provide counsel to organizations in the areas of strategic planning, capacity building, board

development, capital campaigns, major gifts, annual funds and planned giving.

Executive Director Save the Chimps, Florida & New Mexico 2009 –Sept. 2013

Provided transactional leadership to change a private (990PF) foundation into a public (990)

foundation within 3 years. Oversee a staff of 71 and coordinate all activities. Responsible for the

survival of 294 chimpanzees living on 12 islands in a 150-acre facility in FL & 48 acre in NM.

Responsible for $6.3M annual budget development and management.

Ø Branded organization within the Sanctuary community as a Best Practices model

Ø Consulted, on behalf of organization, with US Congressional leaders regarding legislature

effecting sanctuaries in the US

Ø Increased membership file from 2,796 to 61,799 by introducing direct response programs

Ø Increased major giving from $3M to $5.5M in 15 months

Ø Oversee all regulatory and compliance issues

Executive Director Catholic Community Foundation, Florida 2007 – 2009

Enacted transformational leadership that centralized 44 parishes, 17 private schools and 43 ministries

Diocese into one organization. Increased Foundation’s asset base by 75%. This success increased

giving to supported charities by 238%.

Ø Initiated 24 scholarship funds

Ø Initiated 19 Planned Giving programs

Ø Established donor advised fund program

Executive Director Geffen Cancer Foundation, Florida 2002 - 2007

Enacted transformational leadership to turn a $1.5M Foundation into $7M in four years. Responsible

for a staff of 25 and coordinate all activities related to the Clinic as well as the Foundation.

Ø Obtained $3.5 million in Federal grants

Ø Obtained $2.2 million in private funds

Ø Obtained $2 million in Pharmaceutical Foundation grants

Chief Executive Officer Doctors For The Poor Florida, Haiti, Jamaica and Belize 1997 - 2002

Organization’s first executive director responsible for start-up operations. Oversee a staff of 18 and

coordinate all activities. Established government contracts for 2 in-country hospitals and 15 clinics

within the West Indies. Increased medical team participation from with the United States by

approximately 400%.

Ø Developed and facilitated strategic plan that enabled the establishment of 4 new clinics

each servicing, on average, 890 patients per day in 28 months

Ø Increased membership file from 1,870 to 46,280 by introducing direct response programs

Ø Established Endowment of $5M dollars

Fundraising/charitable giving – Extensive experience in Planned Giving. Prepared grants providing

funding in excess of $19 million dollars. Developed creative events to raise in excess of $5.3 million dollars,

and possess a career major gift total of $193 million dollars. Experience in call center operations that yielded

$8.2 million in non-restricted donations. Presented numerous workshops on topics such as:

membership/relationship building, establishing legacy programs, leadership competencies and board


Assistant Director, Major Gifts North Carolina State University, North Carolina 1993 - 1997

Member of a three-person major gift team responsible for $120M in endowment donations. Managed

a major donor portfolio of 225. Supervised a support staff of 5 including stewardship and technology


Ø Raised $21 million in major gifts

Ø Increased portfolio amount by 8% on average, yearly

Senior Program Director Dickinson Family Foundation, New York 1988 - 1993

Responsible for the grant administration, evaluation and distribution process for support in the

amount of $2.5M annum. Developed annual reports and special RFP guidelines for grant recipients.

Increased distribution participation by approximately 8% yearly


Developed streamlined RFP package


Initiated and facilitated a “junior board” for younger members of the Dickinson Family


Development Operations Manager SUNY New Paltz, New York 1980 - 1988

Responsible for the infrastructure of a fledgling development office. Establish computer assisted

donor prospecting, took alumni database from index cards to computer operations, and initiated call

reporting mechanisms.

Cultivated community financial institutions for endowment management that resulted in


the college’s first endowment gift - $250,000

Established base-line analysis of alumni donors



Master of Science in Administration

State University of New York, College at New Paltz

Bachelor of Science

State University of New York, College at New Paltz


Flynn, P. (2008, January). What Is Legacy Gifting? Florida Catholic, Vol. 69. No. 12

Flynn, P. (2005, March). Junior Boards – What, Why, When and How Foundation Source, 37-41

Flynn, P. (2004, January). Raising Children with Philanthropic Values More Than Money, Vol. 3 Is. I, 50-54



Philip Flynn, III

Mr. Charles Perry

Board of Directors

Save the Chimps, Inc.

Atlanta, Georgia


Mr. John E. Moore, III

Managing Partner

Rossway Moore & Taylor

Vero Beach, Florida 32963


N. David Feigenbaum, MD (ret)

Chairman Emeritus, Board of Directors

Doctors For The Poor

Cary, North Carolina


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